Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below answers to some common questions relating to Ewelme  Financial Awards and the application process. Please use the form on the Contact Us page to request any further clarification on any aspects of our awards.

Can anyone apply?2016-08-08T16:23:26+00:00

Applicants must be resident in the areas listed in the Scheme.

Is an application means-tested?2017-01-25T11:31:25+00:00

Yes. We also look carefully at the sustainability of parental commitment.

How much is a Bursary award worth?2021-11-10T07:03:43+00:00

Currently £2,400 – £5,000 p.a. for an agreed number of years to a suitable schooling milestone – normally from entry to secondary education until completion of GCSEs with review to extend through 6th Form studies or from entry for 6th Form studies until completion of A levels or IB.

Can an award be given for university fees?2016-08-08T16:22:43+00:00

No, we concentrate on awards for secondary education. We may consider grants towards vocational or skills courses and special projects in tertiary education

Under what circumstances are Grants awarded?2019-12-03T10:38:52+00:00

Grants are generally awarded to young people aged between 11 and 24 for specific purposes, such as extra tuition, skills training, travel and specialist equipment in academic subjects, the arts, music and sport. Grants can also be awarded for tools, specialist clothing and equipment in apprenticeships and traineeships.

How can I get advice and reassurance on what’s best for my child?2016-08-08T16:22:22+00:00

Head teachers and Careers Advisers are usually the best starting point

What happens if my family’s circumstances change, for better or worse, at any stage whilst my child is benefiting from an Award?2023-06-30T10:21:10+00:00

Inform the Awards Manager as soon as you can. We all want a successful and fair outcome for your child.

What form does an interview take?2016-08-08T16:21:57+00:00

Candidates are interviewed by two governors and given a tour of the historic buildings in Ewelme.

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